General Information

  • The Clinical Observership Program at Juntendo University is an observational experience.
  • The Clinical Observership Program offers the opportunity to observe outpatient clinics, ward rounds, surgeries, laboratories, and conferences.
  • Please read the Application Guide before applying.
  • To view a list of the affiliations of previous observers please refer to the following link.
  • To view comments from previous observers please refer to the following link.
  • To view photo collages of clinical observers refer to the following link.
  • Between 24 July 2020 - 6 September 2020 the Olympics and Paralympics will be taking place in Tokyo. There is a high probability that airplane tickets and housing outside of the university will be very hard to find and or more expensive than usual. Prospective applicants may want to avoid this period when applying.


  • The Department Guide lists information about individual departments applicants may apply to, including time periods, durations, application prerequisites, additional application requirements, observership content, observership notices, and observership assignments.


  • Applicants should check the Application Guide to see whether they can apply.
  • All applicants must have required application items 1-12 confirmed 120 days before their desired start date to apply.
  • Applicants should submit the required application items prior to the deadline.
  • Applicants should send all required items to Juntendo University International Center:

Required Items

  1. Application
    • Medical Student Application (Excel)
    • Medical Doctor & Resident Application (Excel)
  2. Passport Copy
  3. Personal Photo
  4. For applicants applying from countries where English is not the official language: English and/or Japanese Proficiency Test Score from one of the following: Cambridge English, CEFR, IELTS, TOEIC, TOEFL, or JLPT
  5. For medical students: enrollment certificate
    For residents: resident certificate
    For medical doctors: employment certificate
  6. For medical students: Proof the applicant has studied material relating to the department he or she wishes to apply to.
  7. For medical students: Proof the applicant has completed the bedside learning portion of their medical curriculum
  8. For medical students: Proof the applicant has completed an observership, clerkship, or elective in a health care facility.
  9. Letter of Recommendation (Word Template)
  10. Pledge (PDF)
  11. Health Examination Certificate (Word Template)
  12. Immunization Records and Requirements (PDF)
    • Clinical observers must meet all of the immunization requirements to participate in the Clinical Observership Program.
  13. Personal Health Insurance


  • All items must be submitted in either Japanese or English.
  • The Application Guide contains more information about individual required items.

Some of the Clinical Observers from 2019.